A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
A family in harmony will prosper in everything.
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw
A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.
Dwight L. Moody
A man should never neglect his family for business.
A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.
All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.
Henry David Thoreau
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.
As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.
As a single /quotes/withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Pope John Paul II
As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.
At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer
Blood is thicker than water, and when one is in trouble, best to seek out a relative’s open arms.
Blood relations are the most durable and everlastings connections.
Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.
Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.
Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
Milton R. Saperstein
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley
Family is just accident… They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
Michael J. Fox
Family is the most important thing in the world.
Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie – not perfect but who’s complaining?
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
P. J. O’Rourke
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
David Ogden Stiers
Family members have almost same habits as they are brought up by a love of one mother and delivers same love to entire family.
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go by any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Family, nature and health all go together.
Family: a social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help.
For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.
Friends are God’s apology for relations.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.
I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children.
I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends.
I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.
I don’t know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.
I don’t think anyone has a normal family.
I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.
I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu’ran easily at the age of five.
I have a family to support. And I’m not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.
I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family.
I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people’s thoughts and work, things they love.
I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
I love children and I get along with them great. It’s just that I believe if you’re going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, ‘I want a family.’ I don’t feel that sense of urgency.
I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.
I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
I say, If everybody in this house lives where it’s God first, friends and family second and you third, we won’t ever have an argument.
I stay in tune with my family and God.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.
I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.
I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
Francis of Assisi
If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence.
If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that “Members not Present” and “Subjects Discussed” were one and the same.
If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.
I’m not much of a family man. I’m just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don’t want to live my life for them.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.
In time of test, family is best.
It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
It’s not that our family has no taste, it’s just that our family’s taste is inconsistent.
It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is.
Jamie Lee Curtis
I’ve given it my all. I’ve done my best. Now, I’m ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.
Richard M. Daley
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
Love your family. Spend time, be kind and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short.
Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.
Richard G. Scott
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II
Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they’re eating sandwiches.
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
My family is more important than my party.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
My family was my guide to my reality.
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass’; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’
My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn’t seem to add up to very much.
My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J. Edgar Hoover
No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life.
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.
One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.
People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
George Bernard Shaw
Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.
Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.
The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
The family is a haven in a heartless world.
The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.
Marianne E. Neifert
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.
The foundation of family – that’s where it all begins for me.
The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended- and not to take a hint when a hint is not intended.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
The most difficult is the first family, to bring someone out of the world.
Richard G. Scott
The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective.
There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.
Gerald R. Ford
There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Pope John Paul II
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
Marquise de Sévigné
What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding.
Mack R. Douglas
When any trouble comes in home, all family members takes it as its own and this is called family love.
When I’m ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family.
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
George Bernard Shaw
When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.
When you educate a man you educate an individual. When you educate a woman you educate a whole family.
Robert M. Maciver
When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.
You have to defend your honor. And your family.
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.